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    Our Vision for Atlanta's Children:

    A seamless high-quality pathway from birth to college and career for every child born into the city of Atlanta. 


    Path-changing, consistent, and strategic wrap-around supports for families and children, starting from birth


    How We Seek to Get There:

     We know that our work is one part of a broader early learning ecosystem. We're committed to working with partners across the ecosystem as well as to ensure that we:

    • Create consistently high-quality academic and social-emotional growth opportunities for students in every APS classroom.
    • Provide effective early interventions and supports for students with academic, emotional, or developmental needs.
    • Promote student learning at school and at home by partnering with families to provide resources that develop resilience, support families in crisis, and foster an understanding of the PK -3 continuum.
    • Ensure that our teachers are highly-qualified and motivated instructional leaders, who are supported and developed in order to implement research-based best practices.
    • Support school leadership and district stakeholders in building a robust understanding of early learning practice and impact in order to create a community of advocates.
    • Collaborate with city-wide providers to ensure equitable access to Pre-K for all students, develop common quality and improvement initiative, and create a streamlined birth to school experience.